CNN Anchor Calls Dallas Attack "Brave"

A still of Fredricka Whitfield from Saturday's CNN broadcast.

Fredricka Whitfield was discussing Saturday's shooting, which took place outside the Texas city's police headquarters.

A CNN anchor had a surprising assessment of Saturday's Dallas shooting.

The network's Fredricka Whitfield was speaking to CNN legal analyst Philip Holloway when she offered words of praise for the driver of an armored van who opened fire outside of the Dallas police department's headquarters. The driver was killed by a police sniper.

"It was very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well, to open fire on the police headquarters, and now you have this scene, this standoff," Whitfield said.

Holloway responded by saying: "I think the Dallas police did an excellent job handling this situation, and we're very fortunate that no one other than the suspect was injured."

A CNN rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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